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Arm Lift Surgery In Manchester

I couldn’t be happier with the results and the whole experience.

Ellie, MPH Patient (1st July 2022)

Arm lift surgery, medically known as brachioplasty, is a cosmetic procedure designed to improve the contour of the upper arm.

Surgery Time
2 Hours
Results Seen
6 Weeks
Back To Work
1 Week
Pain Level
Hospital Stay
Day Case
From £5500

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Medically reviewed by Mr Shivram Singh MBBS, FRCSI, FRCS (Plast), Medical Director & Lead,

Medical Advisory Committee for Manchester Private Hospital

Last Reviewed September 22nd 2022

What Is Arm Lift Surgery?


Arm lift surgery, medically known as brachioplasty, is a cosmetic procedure designed to improve the contour of the upper arm.

Brachioplasty is performed to reduce or remove excess fat and skin often left behind after weight loss, but sometimes caused by ageing and genetics.

Also known as ‚Äėbingo wings‚Äô, the upper arms are a common problem area for many women and men who feel they suffer from stubborn fat that is hard to reduce through diet and exercise alone.

During arm lift surgery, one or more cosmetic methods can be carried out on the arms, such as liposuction and excision, to achieve the desired goals and results.

It is common for cosmetic surgeons to combine methods to help achieve the perfect arm contour that improves patient confidence and boosts self esteem.

Why Choose Brachioplasty?

Arm lifts are performed for a number of reasons on both men and women. Each patient often has their own reasons for considering surgery but they all have one thing in common ‚Äď they are unhappy with the way their upper arms look.

Many people find that undergoing surgery may be a recent decision, or that it is an area of the body that they have always struggled with throughout their life.

The ultimate aim of arm surgery is to remove excess fat and sagging skin from the upper arms in order to achieve a more aesthetically pleasing contour.

Arm lift surgery can:

  • Boost self confidence and self esteem
  • Eliminate ‚Äėbingo wings‚Äô
  • Reduce cellulite
  • Remove excess skin caused by genetics or ageing
  • Create an aesthetically pleasing contour that is more in proportion with the rest of your body
  • Reduce the need to cover your arms with clothes and allow you to wear other types of clothing
  • Improve muscle tone in the upper arms
  • Stop sagging on the undersides of your arms

About Arm Lift Surgery

Arm lift surgery is typically performed under general anaesthetic and takes around 90 minutes to 2 hours to perform.

Depending on the severity of the condition, your surgery time may vary based on the techniques and methods used by your surgeon.

It is common for cosmetic surgeons to combine an arm lift with arm reduction surgery with the use of liposuction.

Types Of Brachioplasty

  • Liposuction, including Vaser Lipo
  • Minimal
  • Traditional
  • Extended
  • Non-excision

Arm Lift Aftercare / Recovery

The aftercare and recovery process following arm lift surgery varies from patient to patient depending on the extent of the procedure and condition.

You will receive a specific aftercare plan that you must follow to not only recover in the best and quickest way, but to also get the most out of your procedure to achieve the results you set out for.

Generally, an arm lift aftercare plan includes:

  • Wearing compression garments around the upper arms for up to 2 months. Tight bandages help to support the arms after surgery and can be removed when taking a bath / shower.
  • Clinical cream / gel to help with the healing of scars.
  • Rest
  • Avoid direct sunlight
  • Take a minimum of 1 week off work depending on your job type.
  • Avoid sports and exercise for 10-14 days. Then slowly introduce them back into your routine. Keep strenuous activities to a minimum until after 6 weeks.
  • Avoid driving for a minimum of 5 days.

Following your plan of aftercare can reduce swelling and achieve the best result possible from your surgery.


The results from arm lift surgery can be felt and seen immediately. However, the surgery site will be covered with tight bandages and should remain in place for up to 2 months.

You will continue to see the results for up to nine months post surgery as your arms settle and side effects subside

Side Effects / Complications

When you undergo arm lift surgery, your arms suffer a level of trauma that can leave you with temporary side effects, symptoms and rare complications.

These include:

  • Bruising
  • Swelling
  • Pain / discomfort
  • Scarring
  • Bleeding
  • Asymmetry
  • Skin sensation changes

Why Manchester Private Hospital For Arm Lift Surgery?

At the Manchester Private Hospital, we believe that all patients should have the knowledge to make an informed decision regarding their surgery. We never pressure patients in to making a decision and recommend leaving two to three weeks after your consultation and before opting for surgery to do what is right for you.

Our experienced consultants and medical professionals strive to put patient safety and satisfaction at the heart of everything we do.

For many years, we have been performing arm lift surgery with liposuction to eliminate the presence of ‚Äėbingo wings‚Äô that cause distress and low self esteem

Book Your Arm Lift Consultation Now

Whether you are based near to our clinic in Manchester or further afield, we offer all patients a no obligation quotation with absolutely no pressure.

Our consultants will carefully assess your upper arms and discuss in detail what you would like to achieve from surgery.

We will always advise you on what is realistic for you and your body type and allow you to make decisions in a relaxed, state of the art environment.

Call today on 0161 507 8822 to make the first step and start your journey to getting the arms you’ve always wanted.

Frequently Asked Questions

Depending on the type and extent of your arm lift, it can take between 1-2 hours.

Sometimes drains are used during or following arm lift surgery. They are small tubes placed under the skin to drain fluid and blood that can build up without them.

Smoking, drinking alcohol and even taking drugs should all be avoided for a minimum of 6 weeks before surgery and 6 weeks after surgery. These can delay your healing and recovery time and increase the risk of infection.

An arm lift is a permanent cosmetic procedure with permanent results. However, weight gain and poor lifestyle choices can stretch the upper arms and may have an impact on your results achieved through surgery.

The Manchester Private Hospital provides arm lift surgery to patients all across the North West and North Wales, including; Manchester, Wigan, Bolton, Blackpool, Warrington, Wirral, Rhyl, Colwyn Bay, Llandudno and Bangor.

How much time will I need off work and away from the gym?

Arm lift surgery that involves making incision will have some visible scarring. However, this will be minimised at the underside of the arm and hidden in the natural creases.

Arm Lift Finance Options

Manchester Private Hospital have collaborated with Chrysalis Finance to offer 0% finance for our patients.*

1. 0% Interest Free Finance for Arm Lift (Monthly Payment Plans)

Arm Lift cost: £5500
Deposit amount: £0.00
The amount of loan would be: £5500
Total interest: £0.00
12 monthly instalments of £458.33
The representative APR is 0%
The total amount payable: £5500

2. Arm Lift Finance Option with Interest (APR 9.9%)

Cost of a Arm Lift: £5500
Initial deposit: £500
The amount of loan would be: £5000
60 monthly instalments of £105
The representative APR is 9.9%
The total amount payable: £6800

*Acceptance is subject to status. Terms and conditions apply.

All our surgery are tailored to individual patient requirements, and you will receive a fixed price following your consultation with surgeon during your face to face consultation.

*Procedure prices are not fixed and may vary as procedure costs are tailored to individual requirements so vary from person to person. You will receive a guide price during your initial‚ÄĮeConsult‚ÄĮand a fixed price following your surgeon face to face consultation.


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